Scientific Linux Security Update : selinux-policy on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The selinux-policy packages contain the rules that govern how confined
processes run on the system.

This update fixes the following bug :

- With SELinux in enforcing mode, an Open MPI (Message
Passing Interface) job submitted to the parallel
universe environment failed when an attempt to generate
SSH keys with the ssh-keygen utility was made. With this
update, the 'ssh_keygen_t' SELinux domain type has been
implemented as unconfined, which ensures the ssh-keygen
utility to work correctly. (BZ#784782)

All users of selinux-policy are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which fix this bug.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9e7987e0
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=784782

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61242 ()

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